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Two Years Post-Acquisition, Ngmoco Axes Bulk Of Staff At iOS Game Studio Freeverse

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Mobile gaming outfit Ngmoco has swung the ax on Freeverse, the Mac and iOS game development studio it acquired back in February 2010. Today Ngmoco, which is now owned by Japanese mobile gaming giant DeNA, laid off the bulk of Freeverse’s staff as part of a move to close the...
Two Years Post-Acquisition, Ngmoco Axes Bulk Of Staff At iOS Game Studio Freeverse

The Consumerization of IT, From a Wider Angle

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Perhaps the greatest single problem afflicting information technology in the enterprise today (outside of this lousy global economy) is how employees using their choice of devices to access corporate network resources impacts security. Although last month's RSA security conference ostensibly devoted its theme to the empowerment of individuals through "the...
The Consumerization of IT, From a Wider Angle
10 Questions | Beyond Surveillance: Envisioning the Future Drone Workforce

Airware, which puts the brains in drones, nets $10.7M in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz

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Drones, or unmanned, aircraft are already used in military intelligence operations; Airware is betting that they will be big in commercial jobs as well and now has $10.7 million in Series A venture funding to help make that happen. Airware CEO Jonathan Downey Founded in 2011, the Newport Beach, Calif. startup...
Airware, which puts the brains in drones, nets $10.7M in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz

What You Need To Know About Facebook's New Privacy Policy

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Perhaps the first thing you need to know is that after Friday, Facebook will no longer be calling it a privacy policy. The name is being changed to "Data Use Policy." And most importantly, if you "use or access" Facebook on or after Friday, you are agreeing to that name...
What You Need To Know About Facebook's New Privacy Policy

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Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Lawsuit Against BitTorrent Users Falters, Band Brands Action "Bullshit"

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As previously reported, a lawsuit filed April 20 in the US District Court For The Middle District of Florida is targeting fans of American metal band All Shall Perish (ASP). The case is special in two distinct ways. First, this is the only time that alleged sharers of music have...
Lawsuit Against BitTorrent Users Falters, Band Brands Action "Bullshit"

O2 Matchday lets armchair England rugby fans listen to the ref in real-time

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Two matches into the 6 Nations rugby Championship, O2 has officially launched a new app aimed primarily at armchair England fans, letting viewers at home access a dedicated channel to the referee’s microphone. Visitors to Twickenham were already able to access Reflink‘s technology via a dedicated device procurable from kiosks...
O2 Matchday lets armchair England rugby fans listen to the ref in real-time

The Free Internet Will Be Just Fine With Do Not Track. Here's Why.

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Editor’s note: Sarah A. Downey is an attorney, privacy advocate,and writer. She joined Abine, an online privacy startup, in 2010 after receiving her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she received a certification in intellectual property and was a Pudlin First Amendment scholar. Keep up with her on...
The Free Internet Will Be Just Fine With Do Not Track. Here's Why.
DoNotTrackMe gets big update to save you from wicked web trackers

This Is How Facebook Is Tracking Your Internet Activity (FB)

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Facebook really is watching your every move online. In testing out the new Abine DNT+ tool, we noticed that Facebook has more than 200 "trackers" watching our internet activity. Abine defines trackers as "a request that a webpage tries to make your browser perform that will share information intended to...
This Is How Facebook Is Tracking Your Internet Activity (FB)

World's Biggest Indie Metal Label Calls Off The Copyright Trolls

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In recent years more than 250,000 individuals in the United States have been sued for allegedly downloading and sharing unauthorized content. But out of dozens of lawsuits, from those focusing on regular movies such as The Hurt Locker to others dabbling in the world of hardcore pornography, one stood out...
World's Biggest Indie Metal Label Calls Off The Copyright Trolls

Music Pirates Will Be Unmasked, Despite Band’s Protests

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As reported last month, a lawsuit filed April 20th in the US District Court For The Middle District of Florida is targeting fans of American metal band All Shall Perish (ASP). Two issues made this case stand out. One, this is the first time sharers of music have been sued...
Music Pirates Will Be Unmasked, Despite Band’s Protests
Airware, A Startup That's Helping Bring Drones To The Masses, Just Raised $10.7 Million

Amazon is The Most Trusted Brand in America

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Amazon.com is the top performing brand in the US based on two critical factors – trust and recommendation – according to a new report by market research firm, Millward Brown. The new report, “Beyond Trust: Engaging Consumers in the Post-Recession World” puts Amazon ahead of FedEx, Huggies and Downey. The...
Amazon is The Most Trusted Brand in America
How Do Not Track could destroy the Internet as you know it

Top 5 Facebook Privacy Tips

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Frequent Facebook users have a love-hate relationship with the world's largest social network. It's hard not to worry about how Facebook is using the information we so freely feed it, yet the platform itself is so fun and enjoyable to use, oftentimes it's easier to overlook the bigger privacy picture...
Top 5 Facebook Privacy Tips

OkCupid Offers 7 Million Potential Dates But Little Privacy

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OkCupid is a free dating website that attracts thousands of new users daily to answer questions ranging from “Do you believe in God?” to “Would you sleep with someone on the first date?” The answers are presumably used to match users with potential mates. There's just one problem: They're not secure. A...
OkCupid Offers 7 Million Potential Dates But Little Privacy

Commercial Drone Platform Company Gets $10.7 Million From Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures

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Airware, a startup that is creating a software platform for commercial drones, said it had raised $10.7 million in a Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz. Google Ventures also participated. As part of the deal, Andreessen Horowitz partner Chris Dixon will join Airware’s board. The Newport Beach,...
Commercial Drone Platform Company Gets $10.7 Million From Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures
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